FILMING POLICY UPDATE : COVID-19
Filming & photography proposals reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Filming on Council Estates: Minimum lead time required 2-3 weeks.
We have developed additional COVID-19 T&Cs detailing actions and requirements that productions must factor into their filming applications – all will be subject to agreement & approval on a case by case basis.
Productions must allow for sufficient/additional lead time for planning, liaison and review of COVID-19 measures and requirements and appreciate that not all locations will be currently available to accommodate filming.
Presently work activity is permitted to continue – including COVID-secure film and television production. By continuing to follow the approved COVID-19 guidance highlighted below, Film and TV production will be able to continue in the Capital and locations can continue to accommodate shoots and recces that are carried out in-line with the guidance.
It is essential that all filming activity is carried out in a COVID secure manner and that industry guidance is rigorously adhered to.
Lewisham Film Office is responsible for managing all filming and photographic permissions in the borough.
Lewisham Film Office aims to help filmmakers and photographers make use of the borough for their productions.
The London Borough of Lewisham is a wonderfully diverse borough with a wide variety of locations, providing the perfect setting and backdrop for filming & photography. Major landmarks include All Saints Church in Blackheath, the Citibank Tower in Lewisham, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church and the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill.
The borough is surrounded by the boroughs of Greenwich (to the east), Bromley (to the south), Southwark (to the west) with the River Thames forming a short section of the northern boundary.
We are the London Borough of Culture 2022! In 2022, an ambitious, year-long programme of events will celebrate all of our neighbourhoods, our communities and our stories – https://www.iamlewisham.uk/
Here to help
Lewisham Film Office recognises the cultural and economic importance of the film industry to the borough, London and the UK at large.
We promote filming and make the process of obtaining permission in Lewisham quick and easy.
We look forward to working with you soon and helping you manage your shoot.
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Pressure on London streets from all who live, work and travel through has never been greater, so professional behaviour and a commitment to ‘best industry practice’ is essential.
The Film Office
Lewisham Film Office is managed by The Film Office.
We provide a one stop shop for all enquiries and applications to film within the borough. Our professional management and expertise ensures filming takes place in a safe and controlled manner whilst minimising disruption for local residents and business.
The London Filming Partnership – Lewisham is a signatory and we are committed to making the borough a welcoming place for productions whilst ensuring our borough residents enjoy the economic benefits of filming with minimal inconvenience.
Our company affiliate membership to The Production Guild – the UK’s premier film and TV industry membership organisation for professionals working across production – aligns with our requirement and encouragement of professionalism in UK production practices.
We look forward to working with you soon.